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May–June 2013
Vol. 75, No. 5

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Paul Wagner (PhD) is retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and lives in Albuquerque, N.M. He writes: “After 50 years as a scientist, I retired and, among other things, wrote a book about my World War II experiences as a bomber pilot with the 8th Air Force in England.” He’s posted several excerpts from The Youngest Crew (Lagumo Press), published in 1997, on the 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association website. The site includes many personal histories, including several from the 600th Squadron, in which Paul served as a B-17 pilot. Paul’s recollections are at


Andrew Karmen (MS), professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has written Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology (8th Edition) (Wadsworth/Cengage Learning). . . . Jim Ozols (MS) (see ’64 College).


Len Jason (PhD) wrote a blog piece for the Oxford University Press entitled “Even Small Government Incentives Can Help Tackle Entrenched Social Problems.” “With sequestration becoming a reality,” Len writes, “I wrote this blog to provide examples of how the government can work successfully and cooperatively with community-based organizations.” Len was asked to write the blog piece after publication of his book, Principles of Social Change, by Oxford University Press earlier this year.


Maurice Isserman (PhD), the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History at Hamilton College, has coedited Cronkite’s War: His World War II Letters Home (National Geographic), with Walter Cronkite IV.


Barry Gan (PhD) (see ’70 College). . . . Jo Anne Pedro-Carroll (PhD), a clinical psychologist in Rochester, was an advisor to Sesame Street on the project “Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce.” The project, now complete, is designed for families with children ages two to eight and is a multimedia resource kit including a DVD, a guide for parents and caregivers, a storybook for children, an online toolkit, and a mobile app.


Joe Haubrich (PhD), an economist and vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, has coedited Quantifying Systemic Risk (University of Chicago Press).


Walid Raad (PhD) has been invited by the Louvre to collaborate on a three-year project. Part one, an exhibition called “Preface to the First Edition,” opened in January. The exhibition consists of a video, a sculptural installation, and a publication by the same title. The occasion is the Louvre’s new department of Islamic art and the museum’s plans to loan objects from the collection to a new Louvre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Walid’s multimedia exhibit explores the ways in which the interpretations of artifacts shift as the objects move from one culture to another.


Antoinetta (Hanneke) Grootenboer (PhD), a university lecturer in the history of art and a fellow and tutor at St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, has written Treasuring the Gaze: Intimate Vision in Late Eighteenth-Century Eye Miniatures (University of Chicago Press).


John McMurdy (MS) (see ’02 College).


Barbara Jane Brickman (PhD), associate professor of English and film studies at the University of West Georgia, has published New American Teenagers: The Lost Generation of Youth in 1970s Film (Continuum Press). . . . Drew Maciag (PhD) has published Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism (Cornell University Press).


Robert Levasseur (MS) (see ’05 College).